• Bad Grammar

    LIVE: BAD GRAMMAR – 27/03/2015

    - THE CASTLE HOTEL, MANCHESTER – When I arrive at The Castle Hotel, unfortunately it’s too late for the first band Elephantine, but I am on time for support act Violet Violet. The Norwich duo, Felicity/Fliss Kitson on drums and Cheri Percy on guitar, have been playing together since they met at sixth form but decided […]

  • The Lovely Eggs Photo by Darren Andrews

    LIVE: THE LOVELY EGGS / THE HIPSHAKES – 28/03/2015

    - SOUP KITCHEN, MANCHESTER – The gig space in the Soup Kitchen looks like a catacomb and it fits the night perfectly, given that the devotion shown by fans of The Lovely Eggs shares some traits with a religious cult, and this is now the cult of the Magic Onion, as explained later. The amplification […]

  • Dutch Uncles

    LIVE: DUTCH UNCLES – 27/03/2015

    - THE RITZ, MANCHESTER – “Hello Ritz, we’ve gone too fast and need a breather” beams Duncan Wallis, frontman of Stockport’s finest Dutch Uncles. He’s not the only one. Just three songs into their biggest headline show to date and the energy in the room is electric. While a moment of respite gives an adoring […]

  • Wolf Alice

    LIVE: WOLF ALICE – 26/03/2015

    - THE RITZ, MANCHESTER – Hype Machine named them the UK’s most blogged about artist of 2013 and then in 2014 they were named Breakthrough Act Of The Year at the UK festival awards. So it’s fair to say a lot has already been written about tonight’s headliners Wolf Alice, and their growing stature has […]

  • SoKo

    LIVE: SOKO – 25/03/2015

    - THE RUBY LOUNGE, MANCHESTER – French actress, musician, singer and songwriter, Stéphanie Sokolinski, known as SoKo, is finishing up her 14-date European tour in support of brand-new album My Dreams Dictate My Reality, her second LP, with a couple of UK dates. Tonight is the turn of The Ruby Lounge to host her show, […]

  • Sleater-Kinney

    LIVE: SLEATER-KINNEY / PINS – 24/03/2015

    - THE ALBERT HALL, MANCHESTER – “Pins hail from your fair city, and they’re awesome!” When the likes of Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker offers up such props to their support band, it’s worth paying attention.  The US alt-rock legends have a reputation as first class BS detectors, and Manchester’s Pins are – in every way – […]

  • Wilko Johnson

    LIVE: WILKO JOHNSON BAND- 18/03/2015

    - THE RITZ, MANCHESTER – “Man, there’s nothing like being told you’re dying to make you feel alive”. Wilko Johnson did mean those words in a recent interview, and we have some irrefutable evidence of this tonight. The gig of his Still Kickin’ tour is short but pretty intense (it barely takes an hour and […]

  • The Subways

    LIVE: THE SUBWAYS – 24/03/2015

    - ACADEMY 3, MANCHESTER – The house lights come down and 3 revolving police lights come on, two blue and one red. The room fills with dramatic introduction music and voices greet us in many different languages. It’s not long before The Subways walk out into the flashing light. They receive an enthusiastic welcome and […]

  • Kim Gordon & Dave Haslam - Photo Francesca Nottola

    REVIEW: KIM GORDON IN CONVERSATION WITH DAVE HASLAM – 18/03/2015

    - MARTIN HARRIS CENTRE, MANCHESTER – Go online, check out any Sonic Youth video from the 1990s with Kim Gordon in it and observe her. Any reasonable woman who was a teenager in the 1990s would want to be Kim Gordon. Everything about her was cool: cool band, cool music. We thought she did not […]

  • Nick Mulvey

    LIVE: NICK MULVEY – 23/03/2015

    - THE ALBERT HALL, MANCHESTER – What a magical thing it is to hold a room like the Albert Hall in the very palm of your very hand.  To own the eyes and ears of everyone present.  To fill this cavernous room with a sound constructed entirely from your voice and six strings stretched over […]

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From time to time, one of our contributors will recommend an artist/band they think deserves  your attention. No record labels, PR companies, bands or band’s ...

FFS

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New supergroup FFS, comprised of members of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, will play in Manchester on August 25. The two bands’ new side project will ...

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From time to time, one of our contributors will recommend an artist/band they think deserves  your attention. No record labels, PR companies, bands or band’s ...

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SILENT VERSIONS: HEY JOE

From undisputed classics through interesting reinventions to downright abominations, Silent Versions looks at half a dozen different imaginings of the same song. Smoking gun in ...

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Well it’s been in the news once again and it looks like the government are being pressed to come up with some kind of solution ...